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Tourists taken aback by poor condition of road

CHITRAL: Taken aback by the dilapidated condition of the road from Shandur to Booni and Booni to Chitral, two tourists from Sindh on their bikes reached Chitral town after attending the Shandur polo festival and regretted the government’s apathy to repair the road. 

Talking to reporters, Ghulam Qadir and Agha Zahoor Magsi belonging to Hyderabad said that it was the most arduous journey of their life.

They said they arrived in Shandur via Ghizer district in Gilgit-Baltistan, therefore, they were under the impression that the condition of the roads from Shandur and onwards would be as good as the roads in GB.

“We were shocked when we saw the condition of the roads while travelling from Shandur to Booni and onwards to Chitral city,” Ghulam Qadir said, adding that they had decided to undertake the journey when they came to know about the Shandur Polo Festival through the media.

“It was the most difficult journey of our life. We started off our journey from Hyderabad in Sindh in June and travelled through cities in Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa heading to Gilgit through the Babusar Top.

The two tourists from Sindh said that Pakistan was a peaceful country and its people were very caring and loving. 

“Wherever we went during our journey, we were impressed by the love and hospitality of the local people,” remarked Agha Zahoor Magsi.

They demanded the government to repair the roads in Chitral to facilitate not only the tourists, but also the local population.

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